Being brave, I finally took my iPhone to the gym to listen to it while I worked out. No fear of dropping it could stop me now. Usually, I have an 8-gig iPod Nano with me. For a workout, I don't usually use the headphones that come with the iPod, since they: (1) fall out of my ears; (2) don't have enough bass to motivate me to run/erg/push that extra mile out; and, (3) let's face it: the standard-issue iPod earphone sound quality, well, just sucks.
To alleviate this unfortunate state of affairs, instead of … Read more
Ever have trouble calculating how much you should give the wait staff after that pricey meal? Tipping is easy if you have this app for the iPhone. Just enter the number of diners, the amount, and the tax on your iPhone and the tip calculator will tell you the correct amount to tip.
iPhone Link: http://dannyg.com/iphone/tipCalc/
Web site link http://dannyg.com/iphone
You have to hand it to the developer behind iPh8ne, an iPhone-friendly version of Facebook, for (unofficially) calling their app helpful for "stalkers on the go" in their e-mail to us. iPh8ne takes Facebook and optimizes it for the iPhone's narrow screen. You can look at photo albums posted by you or your friends in a familiar iPod-like photo album viewer. You can also hop right to a Google Map of local food or entertainment near your friends, which iPh8ne pulls from their profiles.
The one thing missing is a way to view and interact with use … Read more
There have already been a few weather forecast apps released for the iPhone. Weather iWidget is not particularly notable in its design, but it will get you the information you need. Like other weather apps, simply enter a zip code and Weather iWidget does the rest.
iPhone Link: http://weather.iwidget.org/
Web site link http://iwidget.org
We suppose it had to happen at some point--it was only a matter of time. Now you can have a virtual pet on your iPhone with Virtual Dog. Registering is a snap with the only requirements entering a username and password. Keeping your dog alive is the hard part, with several different training procedures you'll need to do to keep the little guy entertained. The graphics aren't great, but if a virtual pet is what you've been waiting for on your iPhone, Virtual Dog might suffice.
So that report on Monday from JPMorgan Chase, the one about the supposed iPhone Nano? The financial gurus have decided to rethink that one.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog spotted a new research note from JPMorgan analysts (thanks Gizmodo) that takes a very skeptical look at claims made Monday by their colleague, JPMorgan analyst Kevin Chang in Taiwan. Chang said in his report that Apple was hoping to launch a smaller, cheaper iPhone based on the iPod Nano design later this year. But JPMorgan's Bill Shope, Elizabeth Borbolla, and Vlad Rom threw Chang under the iBus in their own report … Read more
Want to know where the Wi-Fi is? Check out Jiwire Wi-fi Finder, which lets you use your iPhone to enter your location and then displays a list of Wi-Fi hotspots. Choosing a location from the list brings you to a screen where you can get more information, view the location on Google Maps, or call the location immediately. We especially like the ability to only search Wi-Fi locations for free.
iPhone link: http://iphone.jiwire.com/
Web site link: http://www.jiwire.com/